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Antony Sher is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 14 june 1949 at Cape Town (South africa)

Antony Sher

Antony Sher
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 june 1949 at Cape Town (South africa)
Death 3 december 2021 (at 72 years)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a British actor of South African origin, and twice winner of the Laurence Olivier Award. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director. In 2001, he starred in his cousin Ronald Harwood’s play Mahler's Conversion, and said that the story of a composer sacrificing his faith for his career echoed his own identity struggles. Sher and his partner and collaborator Gregory Doran became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK.

Biography

In 2005, Sher and his partner – director Gregory Doran, with whom he frequently collaborates professionally – became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK.

Usually with

Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(5 films)
Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(4 films)
Jim Carter
Jim Carter
(6 films)
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Filmography of Antony Sher (21 films)

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War Book
War Book (2015)
, 1h32
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Adeel Akhtar, Nicholas Burns, Ben Chaplin, Shaun Evans, Kerry Fox, Phoebe Fox
Roles David
Rating67% 3.381553.381553.381553.381553.38155
Over the course of three days, eight government aides and the Defence Secretary participate in a war-game which has taken place regularly among British civil servants since the 1960s, as a way to help them formulate government procedure in the event of nuclear war. In the depicted meetings, set in 2014, the group discusses possible UK policy in the fictional event of a nuclear detonation in Mumbai, India by a Pakistani organisation.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2h41
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace
Roles Thrain (Extended Edition)
Rating77% 3.897953.897953.897953.897953.89795
Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
The Wolfman, 1h43
Directed by Joe Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, Geraldine Chaplin, Elizabeth Croft
Roles Dr. Hoenneger
Rating58% 2.900452.900452.900452.900452.90045
In 1891, Ben Talbot is confronted by a fierce creature in the Blackmoor woods. He tries to escape, but is killed by the beast.
Three and Out, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Gemma Arterton, Imelda Staunton, Kerry Katona, Antony Sher
Roles Maurice
Rating60% 3.0481653.0481653.0481653.0481653.048165
Paul Callow (Mackenzie Crook) accidentally runs a man over with his underground train, after the man is pulled on to the tracks by his dog. After a week off he kills a second passenger who falls on to the tracks after having a heart attack.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h39
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins, Michael Murphy, Imelda Staunton
Rating63% 3.197193.197193.197193.197193.19719
Matt Lucas comme un crapaud merveilleux, Mark Gatiss comme un rat hérissés, Lee Ingleby comme une taupe nerveux, et Bob Hoskins comme un vieux grincheux Badger faire un casting de classe à l'intérieur une autre version du livre classique de Kenneth Grahame.
Primo
Primo (2005)

Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Antony Sher
Roles Primo Levi
Rating59% 2.9695652.9695652.9695652.9695652.969565
Sur ses vieux jours, l'écrivain italien Primo Levi, qui a été interné dans le camp de concentration d'Auschwitz en 1944, se remémore sa captivité et les horreurs qu'il a vues et subies. Il repense aux privations, aux mauvais traitements, aux tortures, aux morts par milliers. Il s'interroge également sur la manière de survivre après avoir été victime de ces atrocités. Certaines marques, comme le numéro qui a été tatoué sur son bras par les nazis, restent gravés dans son corps comme dans sa mémoire. Un téléfilm sobre et poignant, tiré du récit «Si c'est un homme», de Primo Levi.
Churchill: The Hollywood Years, 1h24
Directed by Peter Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Christian Slater, Neve Campbell, Miranda Richardson, Harry Enfield, Antony Sher, Jessica Oyelowo
Roles Hitler
Rating49% 2.4553452.4553452.4553452.4553452.455345
In this parody, the British court and war government consist mainly of idiots and traitors. Adolf Hitler moves into Buckingham Palace and plans to marry into the Windsors. A US Army officer claims the cigar-smoking iconic PM was an actor named Roy Bubbles however, he was actually USMC lieutenant Winston Churchill who had stolen an enigma code machine and then almost single-handedly won a very alternative battle for Britain
The Miracle Maker, 1h32
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Historical, Animation
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Julie Christie, Richard E. Grant, Ian Holm, Rebecca Callard, Michael Bryant
Roles Ben Azra (voice)
Rating70% 3.534013.534013.534013.534013.53401
The film opens in ‘Sepphoris, Upper Galilee, Year 90 of the Roman Occupation.’ Jairus and his sick daughter Tamar are travelling to meet their friend Cleopas, who knows a doctor that may be able to help Tamar. However, the doctor is only able to offer painkillers, confiding to Jairus that there is nothing else which can be done. While Jairus is with the doctor, Tamar witnesses Jesus, one of the carpenters building a new synagogue, protect a deranged woman, Mary Magdalene, from being attacked by the townspeople. Jesus leaves his job, and goes to visit his mother, Mary. While he is there, Mary recalls his birth, the visit of the Wise Men, and how a young Jesus went missing during Passover and was found conferring with the elders at the Temple, who were amazed at his understanding of the scriptures. After leaving his mother's house, Jesus travels to the Jordan River to be baptised by John the Baptist. When Jesus rises out of the water, a voice from Heaven declares, "This is my beloved son," and the Holy Spirit descends on him as a dove. After his baptism, Jesus wanders out into the wilderness, where he is repeatedly tempted by Satan. After Jesus rebukes Satan temptations and leaves the wilderness, he is met by his friend Lazarus. Jesus returns to Lazarus' home, where he is hosted by Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary.
Shakespeare in Love, 2h3
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, LGBT-related films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Tom Wilkinson
Roles Dr. Moth
Rating70% 3.5487453.5487453.5487453.5487453.548745
In 1593 London, William Shakespeare is a sometime player in the Lord Chamberlain's Men and poor playwright for Philip Henslowe, owner of The Rose Theatre. Shakespeare is working on a new comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Suffering from writer's block, he has barely begun the play, but starts auditioning players. Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, who has seen Shakespeare's plays at court, disguises herself as "Thomas Kent" to audition, then runs away. Shakespeare pursues Kent to Viola's house and leaves a note with the nurse, asking Thomas Kent to begin rehearsals at the Rose. He sneaks into the house with the minstrels playing that night at the ball, where her parents are arranging her betrothal to Lord Wessex, an impoverished aristocrat. While dancing with Viola, Shakespeare is struck speechless, and after being forcibly ejected by Wessex, uses Thomas Kent as a go-between to woo her. Wessex also asks Will's name, to which he replies that he is Christopher Marlowe.
Mrs Brown
Mrs Brown (1997)
, 1h43
Directed by John Madden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Billy Connolly, Antony Sher, Gerard Butler, David Westhead
Roles Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Rating71% 3.59683.59683.59683.59683.5968
Several screens of text giving some background are shown before a bust is shown flying over a palace wall and shattering into countless pieces. The film shows the story of a bereaved Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her relationship with a Scottish servant, John Brown (Billy Connolly), and the subsequent uproar it provoked. Brown had been a trusted servant of Victoria's then deceased and beloved Prince Consort, Prince Albert; Victoria's chief servants thought Brown might help to ease an inconsolable Queen since the Prince Consort's death in 1861. In 1863, hoping to subtly coax the Queen toward resuming public life after years of seclusion, Mr Brown is summoned to court.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h27
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Steve Coogan, Bob Hoskins, Eric Idle, Mark Gatiss, Terry Jones, Matt Lucas
Roles Chief Weasel
Rating62% 3.145273.145273.145273.145273.14527
Mole's (Steve Coogan) underground home is knocked in when the field above it is bulldozed by the Weasels; the field was owned by Mr. Toad (Terry Jones), who has sold it to finance his latest fad: caravanning. Mole flees to the river and meets the Water Rat (Eric Idle), who is preparing to embark on a picnic. Seeing Mole's distress, Rat decides to take Mole to see Toad. Toad encourages them to travel with him on the open road, in his newly bought canary-coloured cart. Disaster strikes when a pair of joyriders in a motor car knock over the cart. Rat calms Toad's horse instead of Mole. Toad, however, instantly discards the cart and becomes obsessed with motoring. He is a reckless driver, however, and ends up needing more money from the Weasels. Their volatile Chief (Antony Sher) tries to persuade him to sell Toad Hall.
Alive and Kicking, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jason Flemyng, Antony Sher, Dorothy Tutin, Anthony Higgins, Bill Nighy, Philip Voss
Roles Jack
Rating64% 3.2425553.2425553.2425553.2425553.242555
Tonio, un jeune danseur homosexuel, vient d'obtenir le rôle principal du ballet Indian Summer quand il découvre qu'il est atteint du SIDA. Il refuse tout traitement qui pourrait compromettre ses talents de danseur et rencontre Jack, un homme plus âgé qui conseille des malades du SIDA et va devenir son mentor et son amant.
The Young Poisoner's Handbook, 1h33
Directed by Benjamin Ross
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Hugh O'Conor, Ruth Sheen, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Charlotte Coleman, Antony Sher, Hazel Douglas
Roles Dr. Ernest Zeigler
Rating69% 3.4958053.4958053.4958053.4958053.495805
Graham Young has been obsessed with death and the macabre since childhood. He is highly intelligent, with an aptitude for chemistry; he dreams of poisoning as many people as he can. In his teen years, he actually poisons a schoolmate — which made him ill rather than killing him — in order to date a girl his schoolmate was seeing. His conversation with his date involved vivid, graphic descriptions of deadly car accidents. He also reads a comic book account of an event in which the Dutch Resistance killed a whole German army camp in the occupied Netherlands during the Second World War by poisoning their water supply with thallium.